Our circumstances can change over time, along with our perceptions, so looking at it now I can see why it became so popular.
To quote from the book:
"The relation between what we see and what we know is never settled."
With that thought in mind, let me show you some landscapes I recently painted...
- a brooding sky over a sunlit hill?
- the bank of a river?
- looking out to sea from a grassy hilltop?
Each of the paintings above could be seen as complete but each one is really just a tiny glimpse of this one!
When I'm working on paper I like to chop down paintings to find the best composition. It means I can cut out the bits I don't like and concentrate on the beautiful part.
And that is one of the joys of being an artist. :)